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Fashion Illustration Gallery’s Art Fair At Bluebird

Fashion illustration by Richard Haines
Illustration by Richard Haines

FIGAF, The Fashion Illustration Gallery’s Art Fair, is back at Chelsea’s The Shop at Bluebird from this Friday June 30th for a three-day event, connecting the best emerging talents and the most established artists making fashion illustrations today with art collectors.

Following on from last year’s successful inaugural event, this second edition of FIGAF, will see the likes of Gill Button, Rosie McGuinness, Luke Edward Hall and Andrea Ferolla line up with David Downton, and Richard Haines as FIGAF presents an extensive edit of hand crafted works on paper, at entry level prices, direct from the artists.

Among the highlights are exclusively available new watercolour works that simmer with darkness by Gill Button and a new series of prints by David Downton made from drawings in his couture archive.

The fair was born as a response to the growing number of collectors interested in fashion illustration, boosted by its popularity on Instagram, with the total number of participating artists, from the UK and abroad, rising to almost thirty this year.

Over the three days, you can not only admire and purchase the works, but also take part in a series of talks chaired by fashion illustration’s thought-leaders and influencers. Drop in to catch illustrator David Downton in conversation with writer and commentator Tony Glenville (Friday 30th June, 12pm), to hear former Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers (Saturday 1st July, 12pm), or to see Rebecca Arnold, senior lecturer in History of Dress and Textiles at the Courtauld Institute of Art, discuss fashion illustration’s appeal to the senses (Sunday 2nd July, 1pm).

The Shop at Bluebird, 350 King’s Road, SW3 5UU.

Fashion illustration by Poppy Waddilove
Illustration by Poppy Waddilove
Fashion illustration by Luke Edward Hall
Illustration by Luke Edward Hall
Fashion illustration by Luke Edward Hall
Illustration by Gill Button
Fashion illustration by Frida Wannerberger
Illustration by Frida Wannerberger